Bernard Haitink The Philips Years

Bernard Haitink - The Symphony Edition: Limited Edition Box Set 36CDs (2014)

Bernard Haitink - The Symphony Edition: Limited Edition Box Set 36CDs (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5,83 Gb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2014

"Bernard Haitink: The Symphony Edition" is one of two recent box sets from Decca, marking Haitink's eighty-fifth birthday in 2014. Together with Haitink: The Philips Years this set offers a broad, tantalizing overview of the great Dutch conductor's compelling artistry, and makes a near-perfect introduction to one of the truly magnificent recorded legacies of our time. Haitink will be 85 on 4 March 2014, and this set presents his six complete symphonic cycles by cornerstone classical composers: Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Schumann and Tchaikovsky.
Bernard Haitink, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam - Mahler: Symphony No.7 (1983/2012) [24bit/192kHz]

Bernard Haitink, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam - Mahler: Symphony No.7 (1983/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 69:02 minutes | 2,98 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Nina Simone - The Philips Years (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 11, 2016
Nina Simone - The Philips Years (2016)

Nina Simone - The Philips Years (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 252:22 min | 582 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soul, Blues | Label: Universal

Nina Simone's combination of classical training, smokey-alto vocal delivery and the influence of modern jazz made her a novel and inspiring jazz singer and instrumentalist. And her very name is synonymous with the passion, talent and raw emotion that she put into every note she sang and played. The Phillips Years is a fine collection of seven albums released by Simone during her tenure on the label from 1964-1967. Simone's albums covered topics as diverse as romance, politics, Broadway, civil rights and more.

Philips Classics - The Stereo Years: Box Set 50CDs (2016) Part 3  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 18, 2016
Philips Classics - The Stereo Years: Box Set 50CDs (2016) Part 3

Philips Classics - The Stereo Years: Box Set 50CDs (2016) Part 3
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,68 Gb
Label: Decca (UMO) Classics | Release Year: 2016

This 50-CD collection of analogue albums aims to represent the heyday of Philips’ passion for great natural sound – the Stereo Years. There was a firm belief within the label’s team that recording technique was there to serve the music - the Musicians had their own views about how any given piece should be interpreted and how it should sound; the recording team’s job was to grasp that vision and make it a reality. This recording philosophy, combined with great artistry and visionary repertoire policy, created a special chapter in the history of classical music recordings that still inspires artists, sound engineers and collectors alike.
Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 85:43 minutes | 1.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This live recording, taken from concerts performed in 2005, offers a revealing glimpse at the approach to Bruckner’s music developed by Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra over their many years of working together. Haitink first conducted Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony with the RCO in 1959 and has performed the work with the orchestra more than 20 times in the years that followed. Under his direction, the Concertgebouw Orchestra has established a Bruckner tradition of international reputation.
Bernard Haitink / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No.8 (2014)

Bernard Haitink / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No.8 (2014)
MP3 320 kbps | 01:25:43 min | Covers included | 202 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: RCO Live

This recording gives a fascinating portrait of the approach to Bruckner’s music developed by Bernard Haitink and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra over their many years of working together.
London Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 (2016) [DD 24bit/96kHz]

London Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 658MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, B&W Society of Sound

The Piano Concerto No. 2 is also Beethoven in classical mode, using an orchestra that would have suited a Mozart piano concerto equally well. What marks it out from other classical works of the time are the solo outbursts in each of the first two movements. In the first, a contrapuntal cadenza with exciting modulations takes us into new and more individual territory, in which the keyboard becomes absolutely the composers focus; in the second we are treated to some powerful, improvisatory solos. The last movement, a rondo with a highly rhythmic main theme in 6/8, manages to introduce a descending chromatic progression towards the end and closes with the piano oscillating rapidly between major and minor chords (a light hearted conclusion to the piece, but one which taxes every pianist).

Mozart - Idomeneo (Bernard Haitink) (2004/1983)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Nov. 4, 2016
Mozart - Idomeneo (Bernard Haitink) (2004/1983)

Mozart - Idomeneo (Bernard Haitink) (2004/1983)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.16 Gb (DVD9) | 180 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Japanese

“Trevor Nunn produced his first opera, Idomeneo, Glyndebourne in 1983, with felicitous results. John Napier's designs imaginatively evoke the Cretan milieu, supported by restrained, dignified costumes and lighting. The spare setting now seems a model beside what usually passes for decor today. Within it Nunn directs his principals and chorus with economic yet pointed care. Philip Langridge is a compellingly distraught and haunted Idomeneo, singing with his customary feeling for word-painting. He easily encompasses the longer version of 'Fuor del mar'. Carol Vaness offers a fiery, richly contoured Elettra. Yvonne Kenny's beautifully sung Ilia is more conventional and Jerry Hadley is a fresh, pleasing Idamante. Bernard Haitink conducts a lithe, forward-moving account of the score, though you'll need a high volume setting to get the best out of the sound.” (The Gramophone)

Philips Classics - The Stereo Years: Box Set 50CDs (2016) Part 5  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 21, 2016
Philips Classics - The Stereo Years: Box Set 50CDs (2016) Part 5

Philips Classics - The Stereo Years: Box Set 50CDs (2016) Part 5
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,79 Gb
Label: Decca (UMO) Classics | Release Year: 2016

This 50-CD collection of analogue albums aims to represent the heyday of Philips’ passion for great natural sound – the Stereo Years. There was a firm belief within the label’s team that recording technique was there to serve the music - the Musicians had their own views about how any given piece should be interpreted and how it should sound; the recording team’s job was to grasp that vision and make it a reality. This recording philosophy, combined with great artistry and visionary repertoire policy, created a special chapter in the history of classical music recordings that still inspires artists, sound engineers and collectors alike.

Philips Classics - The Stereo Years: Box Set 50CDs (2016) Part 4  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 18, 2016
Philips Classics - The Stereo Years: Box Set 50CDs (2016) Part 4

Philips Classics - The Stereo Years: Box Set 50CDs (2016) Part 4
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,61 Gb
Label: Decca (UMO) Classics | Release Year: 2016

This 50-CD collection of analogue albums aims to represent the heyday of Philips’ passion for great natural sound – the Stereo Years. There was a firm belief within the label’s team that recording technique was there to serve the music - the Musicians had their own views about how any given piece should be interpreted and how it should sound; the recording team’s job was to grasp that vision and make it a reality. This recording philosophy, combined with great artistry and visionary repertoire policy, created a special chapter in the history of classical music recordings that still inspires artists, sound engineers and collectors alike.